"If you only give your asshole, elitist, geek cross-examinations, quizzes, and "prove you’re one of us" tests to women, you might be an elitist doucherocket, but it’s more likely that you are just a reprehensible misogynist asshole."
- by Chris Brecheen, on The Ace of Geeks blog on Wednesday, May 21, 2014
I wish I could thank the writer personally for this article.
Normally, I’m not really big into reposting blatant cursing but this entire article summed up many of my feelings for the geek world.
Sometimes in the bookstore I work in male customers give me that “look” (some of you know what I’m talking about) when I try to ask them what Batman comic they want or which Gundam they are looking for (because there are like, a million, and asking ‘do you have any Gundam?’ means nothing to me).
Just because I am a woman that happens to be in charge of the graphic novel section, doesn’t mean that I don’t know the difference between Marvel and DC. Just because I want you to tell me the English title of a manga because I don’t want to have to translate your poorly-pronounced version of the Japanese title doesn’t mean that I’m not a legitimate geek.
I’ve been a dalek, a ninja, a sailor scout, and a magical desert princess. I have more Magic the Gathering cards than I have boxes to keep them in, and I spent 2 hours today playing Pokemon SoulSilver.
I am woman and I am geek.